Guidelines for Scholarship


The mission of Turtle Wing Foundation is to help children in rural areas with learning challenges achieve their full potential.  Families who struggle to access early intervention, supplemental or educational services for their children are welcome to submit an application for a scholarship.


Grant Requirements:

Turtle Wing Foundation will consider all requests from rural South Central Texas with special emphasis on Fayette, Lavaca or Colorado counties.

Age of child (0-17 years)

Families receiving a scholarship must update their applications annually.

Families may receive a maximum of $1500 per child per year in scholarship.

Turtle Wing board of directors retains full discretion on distribution of funds and may consider unique or high needs requests on a case by case basis.

Once complete application information is submitted, a decision will be communicated to the family and provider by Turtle Wing Foundation within 3 weeks.

If awarded a scholarship, funds will be paid directly to the provider.

If application is declined, the applicant will receive notification of the reason.  If the family’s circumstances change they should feel free to reapply.


Items to include with scholarship application to be considered complete:


Completed Provider proposal

Documentation of Diagnosis (if available)

IEP – Student Strengths & Key Evaluation Results Summary page or Neuropsychological testing report summary page.

Consent for release of photos and information


Families receiving a scholarship are asked to:


Complete a combined total of 12 volunteer hours per calendar year.

Participate in Turtle Wing Parent Support Network.

Provide an impact statement or testimonial prior to the completion of services being funded.

If participating families do not comply with Turtle Wing Foundation expectations, this may impact future scholarship requests.


Scholarship applications:

For more information or to receive a Turtle Wing scholarship application, please contact Turtle Wing Foundation or your supplemental service provider.



Please feel free to call Susie Shank, Turtle Wing Foundation Managing Director, with any questions at (979) 505-5090.